UPDF Brigadier, Henry Tumukunde, has returned to the spotlight, this time round, in a mega land scandal.
The army office has been summoned by Commercial Court in Kampala to respond to claims that he unlawfully evicted a city Real Estate mogul, Joseph Yiga Magandazi aka Jomayi.
According to a local radio, KFM, that broke the story, the land in question is 200 acres located in Njagi, Bujuko along Mityana road.
According to court records, Tumukunde sold the said land to Jomayi on December 10, 2012 at Shs 3.5bn.
The money was to be paid within 3 months but Jomayi has since paid Shs 2.9bn.
Tumukunde who is still demanding a Shs 600m balance, decided to cancel the sale agreement in April 2015.
However, Jomayi had already developed the land and built a Satellite City estate.
The estate developer was forced to seek court intervention so Tumukunde can be restrained from taking over the land.
Commercial Court registrar, Thaddeus Opeseni, gave Tumukunde 15 days to file his defence.
In November 2000, Tumukunde a subject of debate following a mysterious but massive wealth accumulation.
The brigadier had just declared his wealth in Parliament, which stood at Shs 800m.
Museveni then promoted him to Brigadier and defended his decision in an article published by media.
In 2013, Tumukunde, the former Internal Security Organisation chief, was sentenced to severe reprimand after being found guilty of conduct prejudicial to good conduct and discipline of the army.
He survived being dismissed from the army after Military Court Martial then chaired by Brig. Fred Tolit dismissed charges of spreading harmful propaganda.
He was accused of criticising President Yoweri Museveni during a radio talk show.
Who is Tumukunde?
He is a senior army officer as seen by his army number 0111.
After the NRA captured power in 1986, Tumukunde was promoted to the rank of Major and appointed first secretary and military attache’ at the Uganda Embassy in Britain.
He attended a Command and Staff course in Kaduna, Nigeria.
When he returned home, he was appointed the army’s Director of Planning.
A Makerere University trained lawyer, Brig. Tumukunde was a member of the Constituent Assembly which formulated the 1995 Constitution.